FOR YEARS, Prince William Nteza has been a rock in the coffee sector.
His expertise in the coffee trade has helped Uganda reach new levels as the one of the leading coffee trading countries in the world.
Prince William- as he’s popularly known- made a rare appearence at the Goat Races over the weekend.
Pictures of him and his pal Sudhir Ruparelia have been making the rounds on social media.
But who exactly is this down to earth businessman?
Here is his profile….
Prince William is a Coffee Specialist and enthusiast who gained unmatched experience having worked top companies in the world including the leading privately owned corporation, Cargill PLC.
He has also worked with Ford Motors UK, the London Tube Underground transport system and Rainham Gas Company.
He also led Forbes Magazine crew for the untold stories of Luwero Triangle.
He was also the leading expert hired by the no nosense Drum Resources UK where International banks namely, Barclays/ABSA and Rand Merchant banks lost $25 in a commodities scam involving COTECNA, a Swiss based Company and the AYA and Brothers.
Currently, Prince William is Uganda’s representative/ambassador of Guzman Global (Guzman Coffee and Nuts) based in Valencia, Spain, and the founder/CEO of Fairlop Global Commodities Ltd, a Coffee Exporting Company /Environmental Friendly Fumigators.
He was also trained by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority and he talks big about the former managing director Mr. Henry Ngabirano, the International Coffee Organisation boss.
He has also met with the International Coffee Organisation boss and the late UN SG Koffi Annan in Geneva, Switzerland.
William has also been the founding speaker of Uganda Quality Coffee Traders and Processors Association, the biggest coffee association in the country for five years- until when he resigned to concentrate on his international business.
He is also one of the biggest supporters of the Emwanyi Telimba project funded by the Buganda Kingdom and supported by the National Resistance Movement to eradicatepoverty and improve the livelihood of Ugandans in the Coffee growing districts Countrywide.
He is also working on a project to engage more Youths and Women in the Coffee Value Chain.
This will create employment to many Jobseekers in Kampala and Wakiso Districts to start with.
His father Mzeei Kisitu was one of the big funders of the NRA Guerilla War and among the founders of Bwetyaba Growers and East Mengo Growers Corporative Union under the defucant Coffee Marketing Board.
He as well owns a fumigation company which did a wonderful job in fumigation of Uganda’s Martyrs Shrine Namugongo in preparations for Pope Francis visit. The pope was more scared of mosquitoes than gun bullets, and thanks to Prince, this was sorted.
The fumigation company works on a selected homes , schools, hotels and offers free services to the elderly and disabled children/families in slams.
His love for motorsport is second to none. He has met the world’s top drivers such as Collin Macrae (RIP), Richard Burns (RIP), Juha Kankunen among others, having grown from the Karim Hirji’s Dembe Rally Team in the 1990’s, then to Desh Rally Team currently owned by businessman Desh Kananura.
Prince William sees rookie Rajiv Ruparelia as the new Gerard Kiddu (RIP), the dare devil Uganda Motorsport has missed for sometime.
“Rajiv is the guy to watch this coming Motorsport Calendar,” Prince William confidently tells us.
Prince is also among the team of Uganda’s ambassadors in Motorsport who saw the coming back of the World Rally Championship in Kenya, and is convinced with the Safety Standards of the Kenya Motorsport Fraternity.
Apart from Motorsport, Prince William has toured the world and has travelled to various countries including
United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, China , France among others.
He is also among the few Ugandans who have had a chance to touch the UEFA Champions Trophy at the Santiago, Banarbeau, Real Madrid.